It’s not too early to start thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions. We’ve all had them. Lose weight, quit smoking, read more, get more sleep, or make more money. We make resolutions because we’re dissatisfied with something in our life, and we want to make a change so we get different results.
But, life often gets in the way. We’re too busy to eat right and sleep more. We’re too stressed to stop smoking. We try to make more money, but we don’t really have a plan to make it happen. We’ve all been there.
You Can’t Lose With This Resolution – Save For College
Maybe New Year’s resolutions fail because they’re often all about you. You know, a little selfish. Saving for college for your child is all about others. In my last post – How Saving for College Will Change the World, But Not How You Think – I discussed how saving for college can change the world in so many ways. A selfless resolution, like saving for college, is easier to keep because it’s bigger than you. It’s about your child, his/her future and maybe even the future of your community.
Set It and Forget It
The best thing we did to start saving for our girls college is to set it up automatically from our bank. It’s so much easier when it is in the budget every month and you don’t have to think about sending in a check or scheduling a payment.
Plus, it’s not like a New Year’s Resolution that you start skipping. Once you’ve scheduled it, it’s going to take effort to stop those deposits into their accounts from happening making it much easier for you to stick to it.
Want the Best Results? Get Some Help.
There’s no reason to take on this resolution on your own. Just like a good friend can help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions focused on you, a good partner can make saving for college simple.
What are your resolutions? Will saving for college be one of them?